FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Department of Community Relations
Loyola University Chicago Announces Summer on the Plaza
Loyola Farmers Market, fitness classes, concerts, and more at the new Loyola Plaza
CHICAGO, June 12, 2014 – Loyola University Chicago announces its new Summer on the Plaza programming at the Loyola Plaza at 6550 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park, located outside the CTA Loyola ‘L’ stop.
Running June through October, the programming will include the Loyola Farmers Market, local musical acts, ice cream socials, performance groups, group exercise, and a variety of programs for children and families. Summer on the Plaza is in partnership with Rogers Park Business Alliance and Sheridan Road Special Service Area.
“The new plaza opened in August 2013 and created a dynamic atmosphere for this kind of partnership, which supports the continued economic development in the area and highlights the talent of artists and professionals in the surrounding community,” said Summur Roberts, director of Community Relations at Loyola.
The programming is in accordance with the vision and goals for the corridor by Alderman Joe Moore, Rogers Park Business Alliance, and Sheridan Road Special Service Area Commissioners.
“With Loyola and the Sheridan Road Special Service Area’s financial and programmatic support, this initiative creates a destination for local residents and visitors. The ‘buzz’ will draw culture-seekers to the southeast corner of Rogers Park, with its beautiful public beaches and great restaurants and coffee shops,” said Sandi Price, executive director, Rogers Park Business Alliance.
Sean Connolly, Sheridan Road Special Service Area commissioner, and Loyola staff member and alumnus, believes that the Summer on the Plaza will also attract students. “This kind of programming is exactly what students look for when seeking out entertainment options and speaks to what I was looking for throughout my four years as an undergraduate,” said Connolly.
Confirmed programming and entertainment includes, but is not limited to: Magister Freud, Pieptone, Lunar Moo, Blue Shag and Urban Rhythm, Chicago Math and Science Academy Art, Wheel Jam, ChainLinks’ Satellite Bike Clinics, and group fitness by Edgewater Athletic Club.
For additional information and the full schedule of events, visit LUC.edu/communityrelations.
About Rogers Park Business Alliance
Rogers Park Business Alliance leads the way in showing the City of Chicago and the nation that balanced development is possible. Rogers Park will be the model for an advanced and sophisticated form of community development that values diversity, has defined it, planned for it and achieved development projects that serve all constituencies. Rogers Park will be a destination for people who seek a harmoniously diverse neighborhood, rich in arts and culture, in which to live, work, play and raise a family. Located on the far north side of Chicago near Evanston, Rogers Park offers complete access to mass transit, top educational institutions, Lake Michigan beaches, full recreational amenities and a diversity of businesses and people.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and GraduateSchool. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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